19th Century Parkins and Gotto writing case



  • £195.00
  • €222 Euro
  • $217 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Parkins and Gotto
William Parkins and Henry Jenkin Gotto formed the company of Parkins & Gotto principally as stationers but they quickly grew to sell a large variety of goods. They offered a wide range of items from dressing cases and luggage to sporting goods and toys. The 1852 London Directory lists them at 2 Hanway St. and 25 Oxford St. Although the 1846 Directory doesn't list them, their free Almanack & Stationery catalogue of 1853 advertised that it was in its 8th year of publication dating the start of the company at to as early as 1845. In 1860 The Society of Arts awarded them a silver medal for their writing case for its utility, durability and cheapness. By this date they had expanded to add 24 Oxford Street. Five years later 26 & 27 had been added to their address. This fine example is leather bound and has brass fixing, it also has a key to lock away your precious papers, everything you need in one case. In remarkably good condition for something over 130 years old.


  • H: 13cm (5in)
  • W: 30cm (12in)
  • D: 23cm (9in)



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